Thursday, October 23, 2014
I wanted to try acrylics on a small canvas board and see how the painting would turn out. I prefer the control I have with a pencil, but I like the instant contrast I get with acrylics. I worked fast on this one giving myself a time limit of a couple of hours.
I find I can relax more with colored pencils. It's like meditation when I draw hair, so I try to sketch daily to clear my mind. I can also take my tools on the road with me, where I find myself waiting in the car a lot. I can't do this with acrylics.
A little sketch and two shots of espresso do a body good. It's true what they say about Cuban people...they drink coffee to relax. Well, at least that's true in my family.
Monday, October 20, 2014
I wanted this sketch to be of a white-faced Michael Jackson to go with the title, which happens to be a 90s song, to be interpreted any way you see fit. It's not a finished drawing, more like an idea for a painting.
Btw, now that the ALF is closing I'm going back to college to add a few things to my résumé while keeping an eye open for work. It's odd but a lot of my friends and family members are also job hunting and not just here in Miami. I am not alone.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Here is my Sunday Sketch inspired by one of my favorite 80s songs. It reminds me of all the traveling my husband used to do in the hotel industry and how much I missed him whenever he left town. You know how young love is; you don't think you can last a whole weekend apart and surprisingly you still manage to breathe, eat and sleep...and all this without cell phones! How did we do it??
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Here's an interesting short story about Prince:
He says he was born "epileptic" and as a kid suffered from seizures, until one day. He went up to his mother and said, "Mom, I'm not going to be sick anymore." When she asked why he said, "An angel told me so."
I think that angel's been around him a long time.
PS - Linking this post to PPF because purple paint, no matter how little, is still color and it counts. :)
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The song by Billy Joel reminds me of his relationship with Christie Brinkley, however, it was written for his ex-girlfriend, Elle Macpherson.
How he ended up with two supermodels back to back is one of the unsolved mysteries of the 80s.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of the rock band, Heart, recorded some great songs in the 80s and this was one of my favorites. It was romantic in a cool girl sort of way.
Speaking of dreams, my husband was fighting with an intruder in one of his last night and I had to stop the fight sometime after midnight when he woke me up with his noises. I don't think I dream out loud like that. It's a little freaky.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
My Sunday Sketch was inspired by Michael Jackson's 1982 album. She's one of the dancers.
Back in the 80s, my boyfriend and I were part of a group that was scheduled to dance to the song for a party at his high school, but got there when it was just about over. I'll never forget trying to run in heels through a busy parking lot while hearing "Thriller..." blaring from the auditorium. Crazy, fun times.